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Tuskegee Airman Carjacked By Junior Chocolate Klansmen
As if Detroit and the general crisis in the national Hood wasn't enough, now comes the latest outrage: Mr. Jesse Rutledge, an 88 year old Tuskegee Airman, was recently car jacked at gun point by a demonic quartet of what I call " junior chocolate Klansmen. "
Their estimated age was 13 years old.
This immediately reminded me of the 1994 assault and home invasion of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, also in Detroit, at 81 years old.
Surviving Nazis and their American counter parts in the Jim Crow South is rewarded by being attacked by out-of-control Black youth some bleeding heart is always enabling.
Insult to injury was added in the Rosa Parks case when Joseph Skipper confessed to knowing who she was when he attacked her.
This confession was made to a priest who caught him burglarizing the church he pastored.
Disgusting is putting it mildly.
Mr. Rutledge attackers were arrested ( thank God! ) and once again American Blacks with sense are faced with the aftermath of juvenile jackals roaming our community.
Congratulations little " brothers, " George W Bush gave this hero and his peers a medal.
You four could have given him a heart attack or a gun shot wound!
Way to go!
Have the goalposts moved on race? Did we let ourselves celebrate too soon? When
Barack Obama was elected president, millions of Americans breathed a sigh of relief,
telling themselves that the long march that began with bus boycotts and sit-ins had
finally come to an end. But a revealing new Newsweek poll shows that, in some ways,
Americans might have grown farther apart since 2008 when it comes to matters of
Andrew Romano and Allison Samuels dissect the numbers, and find that Obama’s
presence in the Oval Office may push “all this racial misunderstanding out onto the
political playing field, where it is amplified and distorted by the polarizing
forces of partisanship.” But these debates will pass, write Romano and Samuels, and
it remains potent testimony that Americans, in spite of all their racial divisions,
put a black man in the White House.
Majorities of both whites (72%) and blacks (89%) believe the country is divided by
race, the poll finds. But twice as many blacks (40%) as whites (20%) say it is very
divided. And just 19 percent of whites say that racism is a big problem in America,
vs. 60 percent of blacks.
Meanwhile, the killing of 17-year old Trayvon Martin has further polarized America
along racial lines, the Newsweek/Daily Beast Poll finds. In the survey, whites are
divided over whether they think Martin’s death was racially motivated. Thirty-five
percent of whites say Martin’s death was racially motivated, while 30 percent say
Zimmerman acted in self-defense and 35 percent are not sure. African-Americans,
however, are convinced it was racially motivated (80% vs. 2%).
Whites also are divided on the question of whether Martin was targeted because he
was a young black man–41 percent say yes, while 34 percent say no and 21 percent are
not sure. Blacks are convinced he was targeted because he was a young black man (85%
There also is a significant split over President Obama’s handling of the Trayvon
Martin controversy—with a majority (52%) of whites saying they disapprove of the way
he has handled the shooting while only 38 percent approve.
Blacks say the opposite—with near unanimous (87% vs. 5%) approval for the
president’s handling of the shooting.
Nearly four years after the election of the nation’s first African-American
president, majorities of both whites and African Americans surveyed say that race
relations in the country have either stayed the same or gotten worse. Sixty-three
percent of whites and 58 percent of African-Americans say race relations have either
stayed the same or worsened—while only 28 percent of whites and 38 percent of
African-Americans say they have gotten better.
New Research on the Pivotal Role of Class in American Life
NEW YORK—From Mitt Romney's tax return to Occupy Wall Street, the growing gap between the rich and poor in America has become a central issue this election season. Candidates trade accusations over privileging the rich or engaging in class warfare. But what do we know about how individuals from different classes interact in America? How much does social class influence our behavior and opinions?
A new set of studies, presented in the Russell Sage Foundation's latest volume Facing Social Class, presents stark evidence that people are constantly and keenly aware of their ranking in the class hierarchy and that those at the top of the social ladder think, feel, and act differently from those on the lower rungs. Edited by Susan T. Fiske and Hazel Markus, this volume reveals how social class differences are reshaping face-to-face encounters between the rich and poor in America:
Stereotypes are pervasively used in cross-class encounters. Brain imaging scans show that rich people are often seen as competent but cold and untrustworthy, according to studies from psychologist Susan Fiske. By contrast, poor people are viewed as lacking both warmth and competence, and are often blamed for their poverty. In one study, Princeton students reported their reactions to a peer who was described alternately as rich or poor, and lazy or hardworking. Respondents gave strongly negative reactions to both the lazy and hardworking poor peer; by contrast, the work ethic of the affluent peer did not polarize ratings.
Your social class may influence how you are racially identified. Individuals are less likely to be identified as white and more likely to be identified as black if they have ever experienced markers of low socioeconomic status such as incarceration or unemployment, according to psychologists Diana T. Sanchez and Julia A. Garcia.
Class can have a profound impact on behavior and norms. Individuals from high-class backgrounds have a sense that one has the freedom to act independently of the needs and wishes of other individuals, according to Michael Kraus, Michelle L. Rheinschmidt, and Paul K. Piff. In fact, high-power individuals often perceive the emotions of low-power partners with less accuracy than low-power individuals judging the emotions of high-power partners. Lower-class individuals also tend to believe that one's own personal motivations and goals are controlled by external forces or other individuals.
Schools may have a difficult time responding to the needs of different classes. Middle-class parents tend to have more knowledge than working-class parents of when and how they can intervene in their children's schooling, according to sociologists Annette Lareau and Jessica M. Calarco. Because working-class parents often have a difficult cultural style than those of educators, they have a harder time negotiating with school officials during disputes over their children's education.
These studies reveal the powerful and pervasive effect of class in everyday interactions. The danger, as Fiske writes, is that increasing divides may make it harder for different classes to cooperate. "In everyday encounters, rich and poor people everywhere are divided by status stereotypes, laying the groundwork for mutual mistrust."
For more information on these studies, contact David Haproff, director of communications at Russell Sage, at (212) 750-6037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Russell Sage Foundation is the principal American foundation devoted exclusively to research in the social sciences. Located in New York City, it is a research center, a funding source for studies by scholars at other academic and research institutions, and an active member of the nation's social science community. Visit us on the web: http://www.russellsage.org
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